DescriptionPhilip Livingston Letter Signed "Phil. Livingston." One page with integral address leaf, 7.5" x 9.5", New York, August 14, 1761. Addressed to attorney Richard Law, Livingston thanks him for securing money, in part as written: "I am glad to be Informed that you have Secured the Money for My Note of Simson & Wight, and Altho it will be Some time before it Can be Recovered yet As I am to Have Interest I shall Rest Satisfied till it Can be gott." In addition, he sends two bills for outstanding payments and asks that Law "Recover the Money for me In the Speediest Manner you Can, & Rather than waite I will take Lawfull Money." Expertly silked on all pages. Several spots of staining. Text remains bold and bright.
Livingston (1716-1778) was a New York City merchant and a member of the Albany Congress during the French and Indian War. A delegate to the Continental Congress 1775-1778, he signed the Declaration of Independence as a representative from New York. He died unexpectedly during the Congress' sixth session.
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